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disadvantage

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disadvantage

  1. 1 a feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success <their lack of height was a disadvantage on the basketball court> Synonyms debit, disbenefit, downside, drawback, handicap, incommodity, liability, minus, negative, strike Related Words albatross, millstone, stranglehold; disability, impairment; failing, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel Near Antonyms vantage; head start, jump, lead, margin, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), better, command, control, drop, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, upper hand; prerogative, privilege; break, opportunity; aid, assistance, help Antonyms advantage, asset, edge, plus

  2. 2 the negative result caused by something that creates difficulty for achieving success <intense pretrial publicity worked to our disadvantage> Synonyms despite, detriment, disfavor, penalty Related Words deficit, deprivation, expense, loss; damage, harm, hurt, injury; prejudice Near Antonyms gain Antonyms advantage, favor





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